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Yes and no. This conculture is not set on Earth, but I am taking a lot of
cues from Native American history and culture.

--David

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 4:42 AM, Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Alternate-history Native Americans, perchance?
>
> On Thursday, October 29, 2009, David E <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Feayran's internal name literally means "Words belonging to the children
> of
> > the moon," where "Children of the moon" is the name of the conculture.
> >
> > However, "Laaoshte Kimoiatu Aianoi" is a mouthful, so I usually refer to
> it
> > via its external name, Feayran.
> >
> > The term "Feayran" arose out of the history of the people group. The
> first
> > southern explorer to stumble on their continent mistook a native word for
> > the name of the people, mangled it in his transcription to his native
> > tongue, and told the world he had discovered the "feayr." Hence, Feayran.
> >
> > --David
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 2:50 PM, kate rhodes <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Sam Stutter
> >> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> > Have people generated names from other words in their language, like
> >> "community"
> >> > or "people", stemmed it from another internal source or did one word
> >> > spontaneously arise? Or are there other ways people have gone about
> it?
> >>
> >> In my case the language started with a single word I greet my dog with
> >> when I come home from work which is a mutation from saying "hello" too
> >> many times in succession. It ended up sounding like "olo". That came
> >> to be a greeting as well as meaning "life" and "love" in olo. As it
> >> was a good enough word to start the language, and had nice meanings
> >> itself, I just used it for the name of the language too.
> >>
> >> -Kate
> >>
> >
>
> --
> Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>
>